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explorator 10.27                                October 28, 2007
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hours from the time of publication.

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and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which
arrives otherwise!!!
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================================================================
Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, David Critchley,
Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason', Edward Rockstein, Diana Wright,
Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mata Kimasitayo,
Mike Ruggeri,Richard C. Griffiths, Bob Heuman, Rochelle Altman,
Ross W. Sargent, Susan Jaslow, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, and
W. Richard Frahm, (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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Apparently some Neanderthals were redheads:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-10/hu-adr102507.php
http://www.physorg.com/news112540317.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21474978/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7062415.stm

... although ANSA and El Pais gave it a different spin:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2007-10-26_126131388.html
http://tinyurl.com/2kjvu3

More on African megadroughts and evolution:

http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2007/october/malawi.htm

More on painted-seafood-eating early humans:

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2007/2064368.htm
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AFRICA
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Ethiopia has begun the task of re-erecting the Axum obelisk:

http://tinyurl.com/2kakg5
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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For reasons unknown, there's a spate of coverage (again) about
those 11,000 b.p. paintings from Syria:

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20071023-084658-2536r
http://tinyurl.com/3dukat (AFP via Yahoo)
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=86181
http://www.adetocqueville.com/200710230414.l9n4ejv08681.htm
http://www.afp.com/english/news/stories/071023043520.78cmg641.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/syriafrancearchaeologydiscovery

... and the Jezebel's seal story too:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/071023/137/6mba0.html
http://tinyurl.com/2t244w (JPost)
http://www.alphagalileo.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=readrelease&releaseid=524452&ez_search=1
http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSL2317518720071023

A 'Sasanian' wine production facility:

http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2007/October2007/22-10-discovery.htm

We're starting to hear more about First Temple evidence at
Temple Mount:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/21/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Holy-Site.php
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/915288.html
http://abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/22/2065758.htm?section=world
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/10/071023-jerusalem-artifacts.html
http://tinyurl.com/2qdvpg (MFA)
http://tinyurl.com/25grdz
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123989
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=915241
http://tinyurl.com/3bcq3z (JPost)
http://tinyurl.com/2jtorc (IAA)
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123989

... while a Mufti has claimed the Western Wall was never part of
the Temple:

http://tinyurl.com/374dxe (JPost)

... while the 'other stuff' about Temple Mount continues to make
headlines:

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58273
http://tinyurl.com/2wx7o8 (JPost)
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3462904,00.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/124012

A followup to that 'tunnel' story from the past month:

http://www.forward.com/articles/11873/

More on 'Herod's quarry' (with slideshow):

http://www.ou.org/index.php/shabbat_shalom/article/30810/

Interesting Tom Sawyer-like approach to archaeology at a site
outside Jerusalem:

http://www.miamiherald.com/986/story/283198.html

Latest on the Hasankeyf dam:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=avg9WRGc9gDg&refer=home

I could have sworn we heard this ages ago, but apparently Tut was
killed in a hunting accident:

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/article3084330.ece
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071022/139/6m8jj.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/10/071023-king-tut.html

Not sure if we've heard about this cuneiform discovery before:

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071023/CPSCIENCES/71023077/1020/

http://tinyurl.com/2tdh93 (JPost)

More coverage of that canal linking to a quarry in Egypt:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/10/071024-ancient-egypt.html
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071025/139/6me7t.html

Nice 'pop' article on mummification:

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/oct/mummification-is-back-from-the-dead

Review of Martin Goodman, *Rome and Jerusalem*:

http://www.nysun.com/article/65187

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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More on Greeks, Romans, and ghost stories:

http://www.newkerala.com/oct.php?action=fullnews&id=12671

Evidence of Punic child sacrifice:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Cultura/?id=1.0.1456304536 (Italian)

A Roman tombstone from Scotland (!):

http://heritage.scotsman.com/news.cfm?id=1718052007

Possible Roman camp in Monifieth:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7059681.stm

Vague item about a Roman statue find in Bulgaria:

http://international.ibox.bg/news/id_380438511

A Roman villa from Austria:

http://tinyurl.com/325k92 (IOL)

The digging is resuming at Herculaneum:

http://tinyurl.com/2oqksd (Times)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/24/wdig124.xml
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200710241321.htm

Coca Cola will be helping to fund the restoration of Olympia:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/071024/20071024005885.html?.v=1

More Olympia restoration coverage (all different spins):

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100015_25/10/2007_89339
http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-7023911,00.html
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view_article.php?article_id=96763

An Aeneid reading for a cause:

http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2007/10/25/marist/

Mary Lefkowitz in the LA Times:

http://tinyurl.com/3ywnew

The Vatican is selling Latin Missals again:

http://catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=10754

Review of Emily Wilson, *The Death of Socrates*:

http://tinyurl.com/3ca2qs

Recent reviews from BMCR:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/recent.html

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews/2007.htm

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism

Blegen Library News:

http://blegen.blogspot.com/

Mediterranean Archaeology:

http://medarch.blogspot.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Trying to figure out Silbury Hill:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2733437.ece
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/news/story/0,,2198955,00.html

Some Medieval remains in Stockholm:

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/science/article_212111279.shtml

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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No evidence of Epang Palace has been found:

http://www.china.org.cn/english/culture/229363.htm

A French court has blocked the return of a mummified Maori head:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21457493/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Interesting new approach to the 'peopling of the Americas'
contest:

http://tinyurl.com/32hjxw (SD)

The Water Witch may have been found:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20071025/APA/710250974
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21479354/

What they're finding in Merchants' Square:

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-news_cwdig_1020oct20,0,6199416.story
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Arguing over ownership of some Mayan ruins:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1017/p20s01-woam.html?s=hns
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Still/once again looking for Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071022/ap_on_re_eu/italy_lost_leonardo
http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2007-10-23_123133266.html

... while concerns about pollution affecting the 'Last Supper'
were apparently baseless:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2007-10-26_126136227.html

... and it now is on the Internet in very high resolution:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7065903.stm

... and a scan of the Mona Lisa is revealing items of possible
interest:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071022/ap_on_sc/mona_lisa_mystery

Moving a 750-year-old church:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7058366.stm

Belief in witchcraft serves a basic human need, apparently:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071024143613.htm

Taking DNA testing to its illogical extreme:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/25/fashion/25Cyber.html

I think we've mentioned the 'tenure case' of Nadia Abu
El-Haj before ... it's still being discussed:

http://tinyurl.com/3bn9tu (Forward)

Ancient clay remedies are being studied (probably will be
more on this next week):

http://www.newsdaily.com/Science/UPI-1-20071025-13333100-bc-us-claymedicine.xml

More on Vatican revelations about the Knights Templar:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2007-10-25_125127949.html

All about Durga Pujo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/22/world/asia/22India.html

Did a volcano eruption inspire Frankenstein?:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14356493

... and more about that volcano:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15448607

On translating War and Peace:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15528712
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15524432

The Open Content Alliance:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/22/technology/22library.html

Review of Harold Schechter, *The Devil's Gentleman*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/books/24grim.html

Review of Rene Weis, *Shakespeare Revealed*:

http://tinyurl.com/35xdkx

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Another bust in Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=86828

More coverage of that Argentinian Ptolemaic Map thief:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2708751.ece
http://tinyurl.com/2m8ma9 (El Pais)
http://tinyurl.com/3x6ov9 (El Pais)
http://tinyurl.com/2rxgq2 (El Pais)
http://tinyurl.com/ysuw9d (El Pais)

Turkey tightens security in its museums:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=125617

I think this is the second or third example we've seen in
Explorator of some pensioner having a 'private museum' of
illicit antiquities:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1687012007
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3760863&page=1
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
ANS Magazine (Spring 2007):

http://www.ansmagazine.com/

Assorted gold-related articles:

http://www.goldrushgallery.com/news/

An old coin found in Northumberland has turned out to be a fake:

http://www.newspostleader.co.uk/latest-news/Old-coin-is-fake-.3414345.jp

Encyclopedia of Small Silver Coins:

http://www.dewardt.net/encyclopdia.html

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Pompeii: Tales from an Eruption:

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20071028/NEWS/710280303/-1/NEWS03

Seurat:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/arts/design/26seur.html

The Arts of Kashmir:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/arts/design/26kash.html

More on the impending display of Tut:

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/008200710221240.htm

Slideshow about the new Acropolis Museum:

http://tinyurl.com/2uwskp (NYT)

Tut is returning to Dallas:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20071022/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_king_tut_exhibit

Princeton University is the latest institution to agree to return
items to Italy:

http://tinyurl.com/33qqzt (Newsday)
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S19/34/26K47/index.xml
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2641703520071027
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/27/arts/design/27prin.html

Nice item on the Vasa Museum:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/23/arts/vasa.php

The old mint in New Orleans is reopening with some interesting
exhibitions:

http://www.wdsu.com/news/14358928/detail.html

There has been some 'revamping' of Athens' Numismatic Museum:

http://tinyurl.com/38smyb

A Rembrandt fetches a nice price:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/7064382.stm

... as does an 800 year-old Koran:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7060045.stm

Nefertiti is now 'more German' than Egyptian (!):

http://rawstory.com/news/dpa/Nefertiti_now_more_German_than_Egyp_05012007.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Antigone:

http://tinyurl.com/2rrx98 (Sun)

Medea:

http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/10834186.html

Philoktetes:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2007/10/23/theater/reviews/23phil.html

Macbeth:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/arts/music/24macb.html
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PODCASTS
================================================================
The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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